ASTM International’s committee on plastics (D20) presented its prestigious Award of Merit to John Stieha, Staff Engineer—Consulting with Open Range Engineering in Pampa, TX. The award, which includes the title of fellow, is the highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards bestowed by ASTM (West Conshohocken, PA).
Stieha was honored for his dedicated participation in the committee including significant technical contributions in the development and maintenance of standards and valued leadership service as a subcommittee and main committee officer.
An ASTM International member since 2005, Stieha has previously received the Certificate of Appreciation (2006), the Award of Recognition (2010), the Outstanding Achievement Award (2013) and the Award of Excellence (2016).
Stieha has held his current position since 2015, having previously served in a variety of roles with Celanese. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M – Kingsville.